The big bloom in green roofs and walls

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The big bloom in green roofs and walls
Gardens by the Bay, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten
The big bloom in green roofs and walls
Gardens by the Bay, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Lance Richardson ​reports on six rundown city block properties in Miami Beach that an Argentine entrepreneur is set to transform into a neighbourhood of fountains and palm trees.

Melbourne’s Alto on Bourke, the city’s only carbon-neutral hotel, supplies honey at breakfast from its rooftop hives.

And gardening writer Robin Powell, like many others, is enamoured of the 25-storey high supertrees at Singapore’s ​Gardens by the Bay which are “partly covered with a façade of green wall plantings of incredible diversity”.

There are plans for Sydney’s Double Bay to have a rooftop cinema at the council car park and, of course, the city’s highest vertical green wall is maturing at Sydney’s Central Park.

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